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the united states into the longest war in our history h this is a live look at the memorial at ground zero in new york where ceremonies will be held throughout the morning. here in our area, the biggest events are happening at the pentagon. >> several top brass are due to speak including president obama. we get latest now from our own melanie alnwick live at the pentagon this morning. >> reporter: good morning, tony. president obama and the first lady are scheduled to arrive here around 9:20 this morning to honor the friends, family and colleagues of so many people here in the d.c. area killed that day. this morning, a large flag was hung outside the pentagon, the section that was hit that morning, just as it was september 12, 2001, the day after the attack of 2001 when the flag was hung. not too long ago there was a moment of silence on t lawn at the white house to market first planes hitting the world trade center at 8:46 and 9:02. it was then we realized that america was under attack! here at the pentagon the memorial service begins at 9:0. president obama will take part in a wreath-lay
an end to such behavior. >> thank you very much. there was a rally in support of the united states in front of the white house yesterday. muslims from libya came out to say only extremists hate the united states. they held candles and talked about the impact of this week's deadly violence. inspired by a similar demonstration supporting ambassador stevens last night. the incidents overseas raise the issue of the cultural and social divine between muslims, christians and people of the jewish faith. we're going to explore that more in our next hour with a board member of the muslim society. >> over the past day we've learned more about this antimuslim movie which has sparked this outrage. it has called innocence of muslims. it had been written and directed by an israeli american. but both in the u.s. and israel have turned up nothing. antimuslim act at this visit who says he served as a consultant says he spoke with him yesterday and he was concerned about what happened to ambassador stevens. some actors in the film say they were misled about the movie and claim some dialogue was dubb
with him. >> i accept your nominates for president of the united states -- nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: friday before leaving florida romney greeted supporters at a sendoff rally. >> the convtion was a magnificent and wonderful opportunity for us to share our message with the american people thanks in large measure to the folks here in florida and now we really do need you to get out there and get your friends to vote. >> rorter: the president meanwhile headed to el paso, texas, to speak to troops in what was billed as a noncampaign event to highlight the second anniversary of his decision to end u.s. combat in iraq. >> at the time i know some folks didn't believe me. they were skeptical. some thought the end of combat was just war games and semantics, but i meant what i said. >> reporter: but the vice presidential candidates were also in action. in richmond republican candidate paul ryan appeared with house gop leader eric cantor of virginia. >> i don't want to bore you by saying the same thing over again, but it bears repeating. if we stay on the
the next president and vice president of the united states of america. let's get on with a wonderful convention. >> joining us now from the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina, fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin. mark, i want to start with this issue of healthcare because it was paramount tonight. at one point an emotional speech and film by a mother by the name of stacy lynn, her daughter zoe has a congenital heart defect. democrats are not running from the issue of what republicans call obamacare are not tonight they appear to be embracing it. >> reporter: you're absolutely right, tom. they're not shying away. they're using it as something that's affirmative. they're talking about seven presidents in 90 years tried to get this done. they're talking about preexistinnditions. they're talking about lifetime cams. they're trying to talk about a new -- caps. they're trying to talk about a new world that makes it more secure for all americans. the big cheer was for julian castro, mayor of san antonio, who is giving the keynote right now and so also they showed
to the rest of the world, no act of violence shakes the resolve of the united states of america. >> reporter: of the four americans killed in the attack in benghazi, three have been identified. family members say glenn doughtery, a former navy seal was working for a private security company was killed trying to protect the ambassador and other u.s. personnel. he was 42 years old. experts on libya think the attack came at the hands of an anti-american group intent on driving westerners out of the country. >> it looks like this was a pre- planned attack that was opportunistic from a jihad outfit that is anti-american and they took advantage of a demonstration outside of the consulate that was protesting the movie that slandered the prophet mohammed. >> reporter: officials in cairo said the demonstrations there have injured more than 200 people. and authorities in yemen said today four protestors were killed and 11 others injured, 24 security forces were also injured in the clashes at the embassy. shawn. >> paul wagner with the update. thank you. >> we're learning more about the u.s. ambassador
the ability of terrorists to come to the united states can be a very effective tool because it essentially eliminates their ability to plan or carry out a tack. >> reporter: more than a decade after the worst terrorist attacks on u.s. soil the u.s. has made progress but is aware that threats remain. >> we dealt them a heavy blow, and we will continue to fight this in yemen, in somalia, in north africa, wherever they go, to make sure they have noplace to hide. >> reporter: leon panetta says al-qaida has been decimated. osama bin laden was killed in a raid by navy seals, and monday the terror group confirmed its second in command was killed by a drone strike in june. >> they're probably not capable of a mass strike in the u.s. but it doesn't mean they aren't capable of lower threshold lower casualty attacks that are frankly more difficult for us to prevent. >> reporter: as for continuing health threats the government announced some 50 types of cancers will be added to the list of illnesses covered by the fund set up to help 9/11 survivors and first responders. >>> d.c. council member mary sh
the history of 9/11. >> many of the kids we spoke to agree. >> the united states should have that in their curriculum because -- because everybody's affected by it. >> i think this should be taught in school because teens should have a right to know about this -- about what happened. >> the tribute center is packed with exhibits. it also runs special programs for students, as well as guided walking tours of the area. >> for mr. ielpi, the center is very personal. his son jonathan, a firefighter, died on 9/11. that's his helmet and coat, along with photos of comrades who gave their lives trying to save others. an important part of the tribute center is a look at what happened aft9/11. the center believes that through education comes understanding. that's why visitors are asked to share their thoughts. for more information on the 9/11 tribute center, follow the link on our website. >> mememorials in steel and stoe are only one of f the many wayse remember those who died in the attacks on tuesday, september 11, 2001. another lasting legacy is the creation of tuesday's children.
. >>> and it could become the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the united states. next at 5:00, an alarming report about pancreatic cancer what. we all need to know, in our live interview. stay with us. when we switched to fios, we got better tv, better phone, better internet. [ male announcer ] it's time to get more for your money. upgrade to verizon fios internet, tv and phone with our best price online: just $84.99 a month, guaranteed for one year with no annual contract. internet is absolutely imperative for school nowadays. look up this, write an essay on that. my life is greatly improved because of fios. [ male announcer ] don't wait! switch to fios for a super-low $84.99 a month for a year with no annual contract. visit verizon.com/superoffer. contact the verizon center for customers with disabilities welcome to life on fios. at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >>> after leading a 9/11 ceremony at the pentagon the president and first lady stopped at arlington national cemetery today. the obamas paid their respects at the graves of military service men and women who were killed in iraq and afghani
the united states into the longest war in our history. >> there are events today commemmorating the attacks in new york city and in southwest pennsylvania as well as at the pentagon. melanie alnwick has more on today's developments. >> reporter: after last euro's 10th anniversary, many people this year's commemmorations have reached a turning point, becoming less political and more personal. prayer services at washington national cathedral, remembrances in the city of leesburg and at the prince george's plaza community cent enter hyattsville as well as service projects on freedom plaza and more. forty lanterns lit up the night in shampgzville, pep pen. thousands gathered -- in shanksville, pennsylvania. thousands gathered to remember those who lost their lives taking down flight to d.c. leon pan eight also visited the shanksville memorial monday where he toured the wall of names. officials hope by 2014 they will finish a more complete remembrance space scientist commemmoration ceremony will be held at the 9-11 memorial at ground zero. for the first time, elected officials won't speak at the
the unite confirm -- united states confirmed the death of al-qaeda and yemen's number two leader. he and six other people in the car he was traveling in died on monday. al-shahiri spent six years in the military prison at guantanamo bay. >>> the two men running for president will take a rare break from the partisan back and forth today. both president obama and mitt romney agreed to take down their negative ads in honor of the 9/11 anniversary and neither will appear at any overtly political events. president obama will spend the day marking the occasion with events at the white house, the pentagon and walter reed. mr. romney will meet with members of the coast guard during a trip to reno, nevada. >>> closer to home now a congressional candidate from maryland has dropped out of the race after facing allegations of voter fraud. democrat wendy rosen was running for the first district house seat currently held by republican andy harris, but according to the state party rosen cast ballots in two states in the 2006 general election and the 2008 presidential primaries. her name will still be on th
, the first lady of the united states, has just wrapped up her speech. it's a big night tomorrow. you see the crowd reacting. there's some of the dignitaries in the audience right now. the big night tomorrow is going to be highlighted by the acceptance speech of vice president joe biden and also the stalwart of any democratic convention in modern recent history former president bill clinton will address the crowd, also. there's a lot more of this convention still ahead. >>> republican presidential nominee mitt romney stayed off the campaign trail today while his vp nominee paul ryan campaigned in iowa. his message centered on that single question asking voters are you better off than you were four years ago? romney is in vermont preparing for the three debates scheduled with president obama. >>> the news edge on virginia, a memorial held in manassas this evening to remember two people killed in a horrific drunk driving accident back in 2009. the loss from that day still haunts family members. fox 5's will thomas has more. >> reporter: while this is the manassas intersection where a grand
at the obesity rate in the united states. a reduction of body mass by just 5% could help thousands of people avoid obesity related diseases. >>> you've probably heard studies that talk about the health risk of sitting at your desk all day. now one company is encouraging its employees to get up and move with recess at work. the health program includes hackie sack, four square, even tether ball for employees. maybe some hula hooping there. employees get daily recess complete with team building once a week. employees aren't the only ones noticing a difference in morale. >> it helps people's happiness and health and quality of life. we wanted to design a program that encouraged employees to get out and play. >> the program seems to be working. one employee has lost 60 pounds since the start. that's cool. we get a little competitive out here if we're playing. >> our little events that we have here. >>> 6:21 is our time this morning. we are under a weather alert for the day. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein here with the details. >> it's very important that you pay close attention to the wea
to keep a large crowd under control. >>> meanwhile a somber day in the united states as the bodies of the four american diplomats killed in libya returned to american soil this afternoon. fox's greg talcott has the latest. >> reporter: president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton on hand when the bodies of four u.s. diplomatic officials are returned to the u.s. the remains of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans killed in an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, arriving at andrews air force base in maryland. u.s. officials are investigating whether the assault was a terrorist attack that seized to the presses in the arab world over an anti- muslim video. >> chris stevens was everything america could want in an ambassador, as the whole country has come to see. >> reporter: a radical islamic group is the leading suspect in the attacks. at least four people have been taken into custody in connection with the attacks. top libyan officials believe the attack on the u.s. embassy was premeditated and highly organized. >> this was a deliberate and prep
straight from japan. the restaurant claims to be the only one serving these up in the united states. the cows are pampered with hand massages and fed a special diet to get more fat marbling more than an average steak. how much fat marbling do you need? >> i've got $350 for you. just give me the steak. >> $350? if you're a steak connoisseur, could you tell the difference if i put a $30 steak in front of you and a $350 steak in front of you. >> i'm sure the connoisseurs could. more power to you if you can afford it. news 4 today continues at 5:00 a.m. >>> breaking news out of afghanistan where the anger over an anti-muslim film has claimed more lives this morning. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome back to "news 4 today." it is tuesday, september 18th. this morning a storm team 4 weather alert. storms moving into the area now, and that has power companies at the ready. dominion virginia power has crews on stand by from as far away as norfolk. here in the district, residents are preparing for the possibility of more flooding. news 4's megan mcgrath i
of challenges they face. >> yeah, i think school districts are pretty much the same across the united states in dealing with issues. i think we're still have struggling with the economy and i think that is a challenge for us. as enrollment grows, we need more staff to deal with that but we may not have the revenue. i think that will be the biggest challenge for my successor to figure out how to balance that. >> we wish you well. we appreciate so much you happening with us this morning and happy retirement to you. >> that is 10 months away. >> you got a little ways to go. >> thank you so much. >> kind of exciting for him too. >> to close a chapter and then for fairfax county schools to end one and go to the next chapter. >> start a new one. you kind of saw our live shot out there, a little gray and a little overcast too as they start their first day back. >> might be a few peeks of sunshine. much of the day will be kind of cloudy. it feels like miami outside right now. >> without the beach. >> without the beach and the sea breeze. >> right. >> other than that, just like miami. 76 right now in
in the united states. the government wants to make sure they get their money back. their track record is 0 cents on every dollar that goes into default if you find yourself falling behind on your loans, watch out because the government can seize your paycheck, your tax return. they really are going to get you. they are spending more and more money going after student borrowers who default to the tune of one and a half billion dollars last year. >> some borrowers probably don't realize they can go after all those things. that is what is on the line. >> exactly. >> all right. disturbing news. that is for sure. >> sorry. staggering numbers. >> see you tomorrow. >>> coming up next on fox 5 morning news, with the election less than two months out now, every moment on the campaign trail counts. in one swing state over the weekend, president obama got a whole lot of love from one voter. find out why this big bear hug was not the only surprise. >>> and redskins fans are feeling the love for robert griffin iii this morning. dave ross is here to wrap up sunday's big win against the saints when fox 5 morni
was killed in june. >> that group wants that mass casualty attack in the united states. they are probably not capable of that. but it doesn't mean they aren't capable of lower threshold, lower casualty attacks that are frankly more difficult for us to prevent. >> as for continuing health threats, the government announced this week that some 50 types of cancer will be added to the list of illnesses covered by the fun that was set up to help 9/11 attack survivors and first responders. in washington, jennifer davis, fox news. >> i'll tell you what, i know today was 9/11, but just a beautiful, beautiful day. eerily similar to eleven years ago. >> i can't believe it has been eleven years. a good day of remembrance and a beautiful pattern that was continuing. going to be a couple changes as we go along in our seven-day forecast. as we get closer to the end of the week, we warm up, but no return to the 90s, that's for sure. tonight we're going to have another crisp one with temperatures thanks to this dry air falling well down into the 50s again and probably some refreshing 40s. so don't keep
house arrest for two decades. suu kyi will be in the united states for more than two weeks. she began her historic trip here by meeting with secretary of state hillary clinton. >>> still ahead, the comment that a man made about his kids that landed him behind bars. >>> school officials in one rhode island community are ending their traditional father-daughter dances and their mother-son ball games. the family events have been a tradition in crafton, rhode island. the superintendent said the events can no longer be gender specific because it violates the state gender discrimination law. more than nine years ago, some schools in the district created events to include the whole family. you know this is going to set off some interesting debate and conversation. >> yes. since you and i didn't talk about it ahead of time. i'm not going to voice my opinion because we might have different opinions. >> that's right. >> 11 minutes after the 5:00 hour. we do need to hear about the forecast ahead. tom kierein, much better than we got last night. >>> we have dried out overnight in the wake of the
allegiance to the flag of the united states of america -- >> that is former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords who took to the stage to lead the convention for the pledge of allegiance. it's been about a year and a half since a gunman shot her in the head during a campaign rally in tucson. >>> while mitt romney hits the trail in new hampshire, his wife an will be here in the commonwealth, hosting a rally called women for mitt at the twin oaks riding academy. >>> the southern california region woke up to shaking overnight after a small earthquake hit the beverly hills area around midnight. no injuries or damage reported. >>> not quite as small, a shallow magnitude 5.6 earthquake that hit southwestern china. authorities there say the tremor killed as many as 50 people and damaged 20,000 homes. >>> hurricane leslie is bearing down on the bahamas today. meanwhile, in the gulf of mexico, remnants of hurricane isaac could form into another storm. moist air left over from storms rarely turns into another tropical storm, but it does sometimes happen. >>> it could be a long way for a train on
will be a great president of the united states. you know, we'll live with the process stories. the people in ohio and in these swing states, they're not reading this stuff. they're worried about are we going to be able to get a job? and we're telling them that mitt romney has a plan to create 12 million new ones if you elect him. >> senior adviser to the campaign, ed, thanks for your time. >> thanks for having me. >>> a magazine in france is defending its decision to publish cartoons mocking the prophet muhammad in the wake of the riots over an anti-muslim film. french officials are preparing for a potentially violent backlash. michelle, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. yeah. this morning, there are protests outside the french embassy in tehran. paris very visibly increased the police presence. we know the publishers chose the timing of this for a reason. after the protests and murders last week over the anti-islamic film, after the legal backlash of the photos of the duchess of cambridge. they said this is about free speech and standing up to any threats against it. it s
, no word on a suspect or a motive. >>> mosquitos are killing more people now in the united states. new numbers from the cdc show the number of cases of west nile virus shot up 25% in the past week to nearly 2,000. 87 people have died from the infection this year. texas has been the hardest hit but no new cases were reported in the district, maryland or virginia. >>> hurricane isaac is long gone, but strong waved stirred up tar balls that were left over from the massive bp oil spill in 2010 forcing beaches in louisiana to close this morning. the tar balls are showing up in parts of the gulf coast that previously appeared to be clean. >>> we have some sad news to report this morning from the world of sports. former baltimore ravens owner art modell has died. his son david says he passed away at 4 a.m. at johns hopkins hospital this morning. modell had been hospitalized for organ failure. he bought the cleveland browns in 1961 and moved the teambaltimore in 1996 -- team to baltimore in 1996. this is the front page of the ravens' website this morning with a tribute to modell. his son was a
in the united states with two dozen more killed in the caribbean. >>> the president will be in saint john the baptist parish to see recovery efforts firsthand. homeland security was in louisiana and mississippi yesterday. and republican presidential nominee mitt romney visited areas of louisiana last friday. >>> to down south comes in the middle of a campaign blitz. democratic delegates are gathering in the tar heel state. nicole continues our coverage live in charlotte inside the time warner cable arena. good morning. i see you are inside now ready to go. >> reporter: yes. we're inside here. it's pretty quiet out there. we're expecting about 6,000 delegates to start taking these seats tomorrow. i can show you the floor here. it's pretty quiet. but you can see the areas where each of these states will have the delegates sit. the media is getting ready and setting up. we're reporting on this before the convention starts tomorrow. security here very tight. we're at time warner cable arena. but thursday, president obama will accept the nomination in a different venue at the bank of america s
reportedly fears for his safety. he already faces possible legal action by the united states government. after his identity went public he could face al qaeda retaliation. >>> 8:29. tucker barnes rejoins us here at the desk with more on today's forecast. >> yeah. more of the same unfortunately. warm hood conditions expected this afternoon. there could be showers and thunderstorms with warm, humid conditions expected this afternoon. tomorrow more of the same. so it's the remnants of isaac. there is nothing kicking it through the area so it will hang out for a few more days. but it's going to get better. on the seven-day it feels like september here towards the end so something to look forward to. let's start with a look at temperatures at reagan national. not cooling off a lot overnight. that's the other story. the overnight temperatures only in the mid-70s with all the cloud cover and the humidity. 77 right now in washington. already bouncing up to 80 annapolis, 81 quantico. dew point are low to the mid- 70s in the uncomfortable range and just like yesterday, you will notice the humidit
. that can be from another state in the united states or from other countries. so when you see a butterfly that's from costa rica, it is actually from costa rica and it's come here on a plane as a chrysalis. >> reporter: the average life- span of a butterfly is two weeks? >> yes. >> reporter: one of the things you do is release the butterflies? >> these imported species are kept in a separate room to protect -- to make sure that no parasites or diseases or anything comes -- if it comes with them, it's going to stay in that room and we candice infect. any butterfly that emerges from its chrysalis gets put into a transport cage and brought into the exhibit and hopefully they will warm up here. they were just flying around just a minute ago. >> reporter: it's chilly for them, too. they like warmer weather. >> it is. but we'll get them going. >> so gentle. look at that. >> usually they just want to get out and get going. >> there they go. there goes a nice brown tiger. >> reporter: on any given day how many different species will you have here? >> any from 30 to 80. it depends on the time of
state starts tomorrow, that's iowa. so weeks before november 6th. the actual election is beginning. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> iranian president ahmadinejad addressed the united nations today, but u.s. diplomats were not there to hear him. they boycotted that speech, in part because this is yom kippur the holiest day on the jewish calendar. danielle lee has more on the address that came with a sign of protests. >> reporter: thousands of demonstrators stood outside the united nations in new york city, holding signs that read liberty and shouting out against iran. inside iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad did not mention his nation's nuclear program, but accused the u.s. and israel of being bullies. >> translator: the threat by the zionists to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this bitter reality. >> reporter: the comments prompted harsh words from israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu as he headed to the u.s. for a speech of his own. they fear iran is building a nuclear weapon, and netanyahu has threatened military force. president ob
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